Arts&Heritage has chosen ten artists to work with museums in the north of England, creating new arts in response to their collections.
Meeting Point2 is funded by Arts Council England's Museum Resilience Fund and seeks to grow museum audiences with contemporary art alongside their traditional exhibitions. It will also help museums gain knowledge and skills so commissioning artwork and presenting it in unexpected places can continue.
The partnerships include:
- Matt Stokes at Hexham Old Gaol, Northumberland
- Owl Project at Prescot Museum, Knowsley;
- Brass Art at Chetham’s Library, Manchester;
- David Appleyard at the 12th-century site of Norton Priory, Cheshire;
- Serena Partridge at Gawthorpe Textiles Collection, Lancashire;
- Magnus Quaife at Portland Basin Museum, Ashton-under-Lyne;
- Cartwright and Jordan at Experience Barnsley Museum & Discovery Centre;
- Lynn Setterington at Brontë Parsonage Museum, West Yorkshire;
- Stephen Dixon and Alison Welsh at Preston Park Museum, Stockton on Tees;
- Martin Hylton at the Lion Salt Works, Cheshire.
Timandra Nichols, a co-director at Arts&Heritage, said: “The resulting works, when they are revealed later in the year, will not only be astounding pieces in their own right, but will also prompt audiences to think about the museums where the works are sited in a very different way.”
Image of Norton Priory's undercroft from http://nortonpriory.org/menu/business-hire/weddings/